This past Sunday was the eighth Sunday after Pentecost, and our songs were gathered with this in mind. Below, you’ll find the list of the songs and artists. Clicking the song titles will take you to the lyrics. If you want to talk about any of these, feel free to email me at email@example.com.
Come Thou Fount
Wayward Ones by The Gladsome Light
For Those Tears I Died by Jameson McGregor (adapted from Marsha Stevens)
Be Thou My Vision
Fever by Jameson McGregor
Your Love Is Strong by Jon Foreman
How They Fit In:
There are many ways to think about the significance of songs and the way they fit together–-this is simply one way you can look at these songs in light of this week’s theme.
Come Thou Fount: We sang this song to set our attention on God’s activity in our lives.
Wayward Ones: This is our communion hymn, and it contemplates Christ's self-giving love that is displayed and remembered in the eucharist.
For Those Tears I Died: This song is a part of our mass shooting liturgy. It is a lament that asks how long things will be this way.
Be Thou My Vision: We sang this song to petition God to be our vision, wisdom, security, and hope, as we navigate an uncertain world.
Fever: This song is about the ways in which we try to self-regulate our lives into status quos that should be otherwise, and imagines the work of God as a pathogen that overpowers our defenses.
Your Love Is Strong: We sang this song to look over our shoulder at last week’s songs. This is what we said about Your Love is Strong then: We sang this song to linger on the spirit of the Our Father.
Doxology: We close our time together each week with this proclamation that God is worthy of praise from every inch of the cosmos.